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Old 11-20-2009, 12:06 AM
 
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jayman, you may want to check out Laura Heights Estates.

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I'll basically a mid-to-high end subdivision on the far northeast/east side. I've been told it's a subdivision that's entirely exclusively black. There are a lot of subdivisions on the east/far east sides and northeast/far northeast sides that are majority black however, Laura Heights Estates is the most high end subdivision to be majority black (and from friends, almost 100% black) plus there's a beautiful church just down the road called Maranatha Baptist Church.
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Old 11-20-2009, 03:19 AM
 
Location: Back in California!
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Hmmm Well lets see. How are African Americans treated in S.A.? I grew up in D.C. and P.G. county, MD my whole life. I have been out side of the area before, but I'm so use to blacks as the majority. Now don't get me wrong, I love diversity and would welcome any and every race, I actually am interested in the Hispanic culture, but I just wanted to know how we are perceived on that end. I notice that we are 6% percent of the population.

Don't really mean to make it a race issue, but kinda want to know how people are towards not only A.A.'s but other races as well. I hope this does not offend anyone.
I'm in the 2% category...
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:27 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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SA is a minority majority city, races of all kinds get along here. I'm not just sugar coating this for you.
I agree, SA is tolerant of all races. It is a predominantly Hispanic city, but there is no racial tension that I have ever been able to detect...

Plus, with the large number of military and ex-military here, there is a healthy mix of numerous minorities (Whites, African Americans, Asians, etc).
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:59 AM
 
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Yes ma'am I did. The positive far outweigh the negatives. Crime, Gangs, lack of public transportation, that doesn't really bother me. Well I'm happy that it seems to be accepting to all races. I grew up my whole life living around black folks. It took me going into the Air Force to realize that there is life outside of black folks. I'm not looking to stay in a section exclusively for African Americans.

I want to be in a diverse environment. I want my kids to be exposed to it so they won't be closed minded like I was growing up. It only enlightens the human mind and spirit to surround yourself with different ethnicity and different perspective in life. Just my thought

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Did you do what I suggested above to find the negative threads?
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Old 11-20-2009, 07:11 AM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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If none of that stuff bothers you...then you're good to go. No complaining once you get here though!! There were a few threads from a black man that felt there was definite discrimination against him a while back...I'll try to find them so that you can read,but it's been a while.

Here's one to chew on for a while.

To The Hispanics of San Antonio

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Old 11-20-2009, 10:41 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Yes ma'am I did. The positive far outweigh the negatives. Crime, Gangs, lack of public transportation, that doesn't really bother me. Well I'm happy that it seems to be accepting to all races. I grew up my whole life living around black folks. It took me going into the Air Force to realize that there is life outside of black folks. I'm not looking to stay in a section exclusively for African Americans.

I want to be in a diverse environment. I want my kids to be exposed to it so they won't be closed minded like I was growing up. It only enlightens the human mind and spirit to surround yourself with different ethnicity and different perspective in life. Just my thought
I grew up in central Illinois in a town of 900 white people. I moved to St. Louis when I got out of college and lived there for years. I became quite accustomed to having nearly-equal Black and white majorities. Then I moved here and man alive. There were no Black people anywhere! :lol It was, admittedly, strange to move to this city where the majority is Hispanic and where the Black population is tiny.

And when I moved, I didn't really understand that the Hispanic culture is different from "white" (or gringo, if you will) culture. The Hispanics I knew in the StL area considered themselves "white" and had little to no specific culture related to their Hispanic heritage.

So. Culture shock when I moved here, to be sure. But then I met my husband who seems to know everyone in the city so that really broadened my social circle and that helped me feel more at home.

Just my take and my opinions and my experiences. But I do think you will feel welcomed here. As others have mentioned, the military presence in town brings all kinds and creeds and colors.
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Back in California!
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Yes ma'am I did. The positive far outweigh the negatives. Crime, Gangs, lack of public transportation, that doesn't really bother me. Well I'm happy that it seems to be accepting to all races. I grew up my whole life living around black folks. It took me going into the Air Force to realize that there is life outside of black folks. I'm not looking to stay in a section exclusively for African Americans.

I want to be in a diverse environment. I want my kids to be exposed to it so they won't be closed minded like I was growing up. It only enlightens the human mind and spirit to surround yourself with different ethnicity and different perspective in life. Just my thought
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:08 PM
 
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I appreciate everyones input. If I'm getting this much info on a thread I could only imagine what it would be living San Antonio. Well thank you both the Mrs and I are still debating between Fort Worth and San Antonio. I'm pulling for S.A.

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If none of that stuff bothers you...then you're good to go. No complaining once you get here though!! There were a few threads from a black man that felt there was definite discrimination against him a while back...I'll try to find them so that you can read,but it's been a while.
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Back in California!
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I grew up in central Illinois in a town of 900 white people. I moved to St. Louis when I got out of college and lived there for years. I became quite accustomed to having nearly-equal Black and white majorities. Then I moved here and man alive. There were no Black people anywhere! :lol It was, admittedly, strange to move to this city where the majority is Hispanic and where the Black population is tiny.

And when I moved, I didn't really understand that the Hispanic culture is different from "white" (or gringo, if you will) culture. The Hispanics I knew in the StL area considered themselves "white" and had little to no specific culture related to their Hispanic heritage.

So. Culture shock when I moved here, to be sure. But then I met my husband who seems to know everyone in the city so that really broadened my social circle and that helped me feel more at home.

Just my take and my opinions and my experiences. But I do think you will feel welcomed here. As others have mentioned, the military presence in town brings all kinds and creeds and colors.
this is why I love this country so much...
you get the taste of everything...
west coast, east coast, central, southern...they're all so different...
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